Friday, 12 July 2013
Scaphe - Forking Paths
Genre: Powerviolence, Grindcore, Experimental
For Fans Of: Man Is The Bastard, Bastard Noise, Consent, Godstomper
Everyone loves Man Is The Bastard (or pretends to love them), and in lieu of their renewed popularity, comes Scaphe. On this LP, the band showcases their bass heavy (and only sound), with plenty of intricate riffs, progressions and drum fills. Across 9 tracks, the band explores lightning fast jazz/hardcore fusion, monolithic sludge and power electronics - a delightful combination if you ask me. While these guys are certainly indebted to MITB, they've managed to put a more modern and updated spin to their music that keeps things fresh. This is a band that I'll definitely be keeping an eye, and with a new LP in the works, there's even more reason to be excited.